Strings Audition Requirements

Bachelor of Music in Performance

  • Perform major and minor scales, 3 or more octaves, ascending and descending.
  • Perform three compositions which demonstrate contrasting styles.
  • Sight read a short piece.

Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Science in Music Education and Music Minor

  • Perform major scales, 2 or more octaves, ascending and descending.
  • Perform two compositions or movements which demonstrate contrasting styles.
  • Sight read a short piece.

Suggested Repertoire and  Specific Technique Requirements

VIOLIN/VIOLA

Technique:  Scales and arpeggios - slurred: 3-notes, 6-notes, and all three octaves to a bow.

First or last movement (fast movement) of a concerto, preferably by memory.

Solo by composers such as JS Bach, Telemann, etc


CELLO

Technique: Scales slurring 2 or 4, arpeggios slurring 3 or 6.

Bachelor of Music

First or last movement of a standard cello concerto, such as Haydn, Saint-Saens,Elgar or Lalo, preferably from memory.

Contrasting movements of Bach, Six Suites for Solo Cello.

One standard etude by Popper, Duport, Piatti, Lee (book II),or Dotzauer (Book II or above)

Bachelor of Arts, Music Education, Minor

Two contrasting solos demonstrating two different musical styles.  At least one solo should utilize upper-position and/or thumb position techniques


STRING BASS

Bachelor of Music

Storch-Hrabe,  57 Studies, Vol. I

Eccles, Sonata in G minor

Dragonetti Concerto in A Major

Vanhal Concerto in C/(D) Major

Bachelor of Arts, Music Education, Minor

F. Simandl, Thirty Etudes for the String Bass,

Two contrasting movements from Sonatas of Vivaldi, Marcell


HARP

Bachelor of Music in Performance

Perform one etude from "Etudes of Medium Difficulty" by Pozzolli, any selection from number 20 up
Perform three compositions which demonstrate contrasting styles.
Sight read a short piece.

Memorization encouraged by not required

Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Science in Music Education and Music Minor

Perform one etude from "Etudes of Medium Difficulty" by Pozzolli, number 1, 2, or 5.
Perform two compositions or movements which demonstrate contrasting styles.   
Sight read a short piece.
Memorization encouraged but not required

Suggested Repertoire and Specific Technique Requirements

Bachelor of Music
G.F. Handel,   Concerto for Harp  (any pedal harp arrangement)
Tournier,, "Au Matin"
Grandjany, "Fantaisie sur un Theme de Haydn

Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Bachelor of Arts in Music, Music Minor

Grandjany, "Petite Suite"
Salzedo, "Suite of Eight Dances"
Ed., LeDentu , "Variations on a Theme of Mozart


To schedule an audition or an interview with faculty members please contact Diane MacBeth (or 717-337-6131). For all other inquiries regarding the music program and audition requirements, please contact Dr. Teresa Bowers (or 717-337-6134).